More golf for SA with the Webex Players Series secured
South Australia has locked in more professional golf, with PGA, WPGA, elite amateurs and All Abilities golfers set to tee off in the McLaren Vale wine region in the 2023-24 season.
In a big win for South Australia, the Willunga Golf Club will play host to the TPS South Australia Tournament from October 19-22, the first event of the 2023-24 Webex Players Series, in what will be South Australia’s first WPGA Tour of Australasia event since 2020 and the first PGA Tour of Australasia tournament in more than 16 years.
The series, which began in the 2020-21 season, provides the unique opportunity for male and female professionals, elite amateurs, and All Abilities golfers to tee off on the same course at the same time.
Across the weekend, 16 juniors will also line up for their own 36-hole tournament playing alongside the professionals.
The inclusive event will take place in one of SA’s premier tourist regions, with travelling fans having the option to explore the premium food and wine the McLaren Vale region has to offer.
The four courses featured in this year’s Webex Players Series were Rosebud, Cobram Barooga, Bonnie Doon and Oaks Cypress Lakes.
The tournament will be televised on Foxtel/Kayo.
Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, Katrine Hildyard said this tournament will bring professional golfers to South Australia and the beautiful McLaren Vale wine region – a big win for South Australia and the local area.
"This unique event includes everyone, with golfers of all abilities - women, men and juniors – playing the same course at the same time. Willunga Golf Club will be the perfect host for this innovative event, which I am sure the local community will embrace," Minister Hildyard said.
Tournaments Director Australasia PGA of Australia, Nick Dastey said it is a delight to bring the PGA and WPGA tours back to South Australia and in particular, to Willunga Golf Club and the stunning McLaren Vale area.
"Our TPS calendar is growing at an exciting rate. In just three years, TPS events have grown from two inaugural events to five, giving players fresh and exciting opportunities to compete at the professional level," Mr Dastey said.
CEO WPGA Tour of Australasia, Karen Lunn said with women and men playing on the same course, for the same prizemoney purse and trophy, plus the All-Abilities golfers contesting their event, TPS South Australia will provide something for everyone.
"We are confident South Australians will embrace the innovative, fresh and exciting mixed format and come along in numbers to Willunga in October," Ms Lunn said.